Saturday, 5 October 2013

Where I am

I recently heard what was supposed to be a Brazilian saying:

"I am always where I am."

I asked a Brazilian colleague if he had heard this saying but he hadn't. Brazil is, he reminded me, a very large country so what is said in one part may not spread to others.

The saying seems self-evident; surely one can only be where one is: How can one be anywhere else? However, is this really as simple as appears? I suspect not. Perhaps the 'I' of the mind and the 'I' of the body can go their separate ways? Or, at least, appear to.

It's something to ponder. And in pondering cause one to forget where one is!